Find out how implants can replace your missing teeth for life.
We know that dealing with missing teeth is particularly frustrating. After all, you never thought this was an issue you would have to face as an adult. Luckily, in this day and age there are so many ways that modern-day dentistry can fix your smile for the long run. Our Scottsdale, AZ, dentists Dr. Shawn Monahan and Dr. Scott Sutton can’t wait to tell you how dental implants could turn your smile around.
Tell me about dental implants!
So, now that we have your attention it’s time to learn more about how a dental implant works to replace one or more missing teeth. As you might imagine, one dental implant is designed to replace a single tooth. If you need to replace multiple teeth, several implants can be placed throughout the jawbone to support a dental bridge or full dentures.
A dental implant is a very thin metal post or screw that functions like tooth roots. Our Scottsdale, AZ, restorative dentist will place the implant into a pre-made hole in the jawbone so that it can take over the role of your missing tooth’s roots. Your tooth roots are important because they stimulate the jawbone. Without stimulation from the roots the jawbone won’t remain stable and it will begin to deteriorate. Luckily, by replacing your missing teeth with implants we can prevent significant bone loss.
It’s important to understand that dental implants are unlike other tooth replacements as it replaces the tooth from its root. Your particular situation will determine how long the implant process takes. While in some cases it takes a few months to heal before the restoration is placed, using new technologies, we can sometimes place a tooth on your dental implant the same day! There is truly no other tooth replacement that comes close to functioning similarly to a natural tooth like dental implants can. With the proper care, your new restoration could just end up lasting you the rest of your life.
Are you ready to find out if your smile is perfect for dental implants? If so, then turn to the experts in the field who can restore your smile and boost your confidence. Call Waterfront Dentistry today in Scottsdale or Phoenix, AZ, to schedule your consultation.